13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
End: Moscow

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Let the collections at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo and Galerie Forsblom capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Jarvenpaa to see Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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Jarvenpaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku trip builder site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Visavuori, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, then take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, stop by Keittioelamaa, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

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Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Visavuori
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Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, then look for gifts at Viherlandia, and finally view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Viherlandia ©
Viherlandia

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Rapio Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then shop like a local with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip tool .

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Rapio Mill
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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